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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Regarding Research Paper / リサーチペーパーについて October 3, 2019

Deadlines/Event Dates December 20, 2019

Research Paper schedule (5150011 course code)

Two credit points will be conferred upon passing the final oral examination.
Research Paper can be written during both their first year and second year.
A maximum of four credits can potentially be gained through the submission of a Research Paper.

Though you can register and write Research Paper and Thesis at the same semester, you cannot submit the same Title Report for each papers.

The paper must be written under the academic supervision of a faculty member. Only those faculty members who teach course at the Graduate School of Public Policy in the same academic year are permitted to be supervisors. Part-time lecturers and some of Visiting teachers cannot be supervisors. If you want to ask Visiting teacher, Visiting Professor or Visiting Associate Professor, to be your supervisor, please confirm to the Graduate School Office whether he/she can be the supervisor by a month before the registration period.

■Faculty members at the GraSPP
http://www.pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/faculty/
※Faculties who do not offer any courses at the GraSPP, Part-time lectures and some of Visiting teachers cannot be supervisors.

Research Paper Registration Period: Mon, Dec 16, 2019 Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Students who wish to write Research Paper must first gain a consent of the Research Paper academic supervisor from the list to become their Research Paper academic advisor. Upon gaining consent students must send email to the Graduate School Office as below. The Graduate School Office will send a message to acknowledge the receipt of email to students. Students are permitted, upon gaining consent from a faculty member in advance, to begin preparatory work on their paper before the submission of the Research Paper registration email.
___________________________________
send toppin@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Graduate School Office at GraSPP
(※ Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance to become academic supervisor and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email.

subject lineResearch Paper Registrationstudent ID No.
Student ID No.
Name
Language Japanese / English
Academic Advisor’s name
____________________________________

※It is necessary to contact Graduate School Office, when you do not receive a reply email within a week.

The Research Paper will be registered as a two credit point class upon enrollment. No registration on UTAS is required. Please be aware that these two credit points will count as part of student’s annual credit point limit (maximum 38 per annum) even if the student withdraws and does not submit a Research Paper (please refer to the Graduate School of Public Policy Regulations, Article 11, Section 2). In this case, the grade will be “M”.

※Withdrawal of Research Paper should be requested by notifying Graduate School Office via email. Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email.

Title Report Submission Period: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 – Fri, Mar 20, 2020

With approval of the academic supervisor on the title, send email as below during Title Report Submission period.
___________________________________
send to: ppin@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Graduate School Office at GraSPP
(※Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance on the title and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email.

subject lineTitle report of Research Paperstudent ID No.
Student ID No.
Name
Research Paper Title
___________________________________

※Title change of Research Paper should be requested by notifying Graduate School Office via email before you submit your Research Paper. Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email. If the title of Research Paper which you are willing to submit is different from the registered title, your Research Paper submission cannot be accepted.

Research Paper Submission Period: Mon, May 11, 2020 – Thu, May 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

All documents are to be submitted to the Graduate School Office.

Research Paper can only be accepted during the submission period. Submission by email is not accepted. When in unavoidable circumstances, please ask a proxy to submit the Research Paper during the submission period.

SUBMISSION:6 books(Research Paper 3 copies + Research Paper Summary 3 copies)

Research Paper 3 copies

The Research Paper is to be no longer than 12,000 characters (Japanese) or 4,200 words (English). Students must gain permission in advance from their academic advisor if they believe that their Research Paper will exceed these limits.
To be written using word processing software. It must be written on A4 size paper with each page containing no more than 1400 characters (Japanese) or 490 words (English).
The Research Paper must include a contents page that specifies page numbers.
Submission must include a cover page with Student ID No. and Name.
Each separate copy of the Research Paper must have a cover page with Student ID No. and Name.
Each separate copy of the Research Paper must be binded. Bulldog and other clips are not to be used. Simple binding is permitted. Please refer to the PDF.

ref) Simple bookbinding

Research Paper Summary 3 copies

The Research Paper Summary is to be no longer than 3000 characters (Japanese) or 1,050 words (English).
The same guidelines apply in regards to Summary as written in ② and ④.
Research Paper and Summary must be binded separately. Bulldog and other clips are to be used.

NOTE

  • Students who have gained the prior approval of their academic advisor may not be required to follow the aforementioned format for the Research Paper and the Research Paper Summary. There is no need to notify Graduate School Office about the matters which are gained the prior approval of academic advisor.
  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Plagiarism is a serious offence. If it is discovered that it has occurred, students may have credits cancelled or their degree revoked. This also applies to degrees that have already been conferred.

 

****There’s a possibility that oral examination period may be modified. After the schedule is settled, in the end of October, it will be reposted .**** The schedule has been settled as below. It has not been changed. (10/16 Updated)

Oral Examination Period: Tue, Aug 4, 2020 – Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Detailed oral examination dates will be announced via email to students one week before the oral examination.
Due to the schedule of examination judges and other inevitable factors, oral examination will be scheduled outside of the period mentioned above.

The oral examination also can be held in July, if you want and if it is convenient for examination judges. When you hope to take the oral examination in July, you have to ask it to your academic supervisor and decide to the date of the oral examination by the middle of May. The date will be inquired from Graduate School Office to academic supervisors in the end of May. If you do not ask your supervisor to offer the oral examination in July by the middle of May, it will be scheduled in August.